Our design process is a true collaboration. We encourage everyone to channel their inner designer, loosen up, and have as much fun with the process as possible. That’s how you end up with a finished product you’re proud to put your name on.
First, we need to understand your brand. We do this through an in-depth discovery session exploring your team’s values, target market, logistical considerations, and the image you want your people to project. We’ll share insights from our own experiences, conduct deep industry research, and look at ways to maximize your investment. Once we’re 100% aligned, we’ll write a proper design brief that guides the next stage of prototyping.
This is the fun part. Based on your creative input, our design team will begin developing mood boards and early design concepts, work-shopping ideas with you along the way as part of a highly collaborative process. We’ll start digging deeper into the aesthetic and functional details that matter most to your team until we land on final designs that meet your approval.
Time to turn your concept into something tangible – with pre-production samples and fabrics so you can better visualize the design. Our garment technologist makes all the necessary adjustments to ensure an ideal cut, offering standardized, made-to-measure and bespoke fitting options. We also conduct ‘wearer trials’, where we actually give your staff members a chance to wear the samples while they work, collecting their feedback and suggestions to further improve the design. The entire sampling process typically takes 7-14 days to complete.
Once the sampling phase has been completed and we’ve incorporated your feedback into final designs, production can begin. We work directly with our global manufacturing partners Elite Garments Industries, a renowned family-owned operator that supplies world class fashion brands like Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Michael Kors, and H&M. Once production is completed, all garments are tested for quality assurance until they meet our demanding specifications.
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As soon as your order is completed, we use our global links to safely ship the garments to a location of the client’s choosing. We also work closely with our delivery partners such as FedEx to ensure full visibility in the supply chain, so you can track your order and hit your deadlines.
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Toronto born, McGill and Parsons School of Design educated Miriam Zittell honed her unique design, development and production skill in New York City. Miriam gained experience through increasingly demanding roles at J Crew, Helmut Lang and Theory. Her work (fortunately) required time on the ground in Europe and Los Angeles.
At Theory, Miriam served as Design Director, applying innovative technologies to contemporary and runway collections. Now Toronto based, Miriam is focusing her design entrepreneurial spirit to a unique retail concept, mellah.ca, while continuing to consult for select established and start-up labels.
Rafaan has been actively involved in his family-run garments manufacturing business for the last ten years. He brings substantial knowledge of this industry to the Kloth team. Having practical experience in the industry, Rafaan understands the entire life cycle of a Kloth product and what it entails, beginning from the early design phases to the end product.
Rafaan graduated from Kings College, London with a degree in Business Management. He has strong business acumen and a strong commitment to ensuring that the manufacturing of all products are done effectively, efficiently and continuously upholding the highest of standards.
Kristin Caskey is an associate professor of fashion design at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. Caskey designed in New York for Arlequin Paris and Perry Ellis America. She also was an associate designer for Urban Outfitters in Philadelphia, PA. Her design career includes extensive international work in France, Portugal, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Turkey, India, and China.
Caskey’s studio work utilizes textile history and digital textile printing. Her work has been shown throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Mid-West United States. Caskey has received numerous NEA Artworks grants for her co-led project; mOb Studio, a community engaged-design project of VCUarts and Storefront for Community Design.
Maher is an internationally proven entrepreneur with a twenty-year history of developing landmark brands, experiences and destinations from the ground up.
Maher brings a unique blend of managerial leadership, financial acumen, and hands-on human resources experience to each of his endeavours. Simply put, he knows how things are supposed to be run. From strategy to day-to-day operations, Maher helps entrepreneurs realize their vision from the simple seeds of an idea.
Additionally, Maher serves as the President of OHS Global Inc., a boutique investment firm with a focus in the hospitality sector.
He is also the President of ICON Legacy Hospitality – one of Canada’s well respected full-service management companies. Since its founding in 2008, Maher has overseen the growth and success of critically acclaimed hotel and restaurant destinations including Weslodge, Byblos, Mira, Patria, Estia, and many more.
Abeed Azad began his career in the print distribution and logistics industry, serving various counties of Virginia, Maryland & DC. A dynamic entrepreneur, he was able to see success in this industry with his ability to effectively develop strong supply networks and strategically coordinate distribution networks with a high-performing team.
With a passion for the hospitality sector, Abeed has brought his professional strengths and experience to the Kloth Studio team. He is focused on overseeing the daily operations and committed to driving business performance for his team and clients.